The She’s Play The Independent for Noise Pop, February 27th

The last time The She’s blessed us with an album was in 2017 with the release of the appropriately named “All Female Rock and Roll Quartet.” Mastered by Oakland’s own Piper Payne (we love you) and mentored, as the girls lovingly say, by Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards, another Oakland great), well: the album was as delightful as we were expecting. Though laced with some of the same heart we hear on their first album--lots of those lovely pure melodies and catchy, surfy pop riffs--Quartet is, if we may, a little bolder than their first LP. Remember, these She’s aren’t teens anymore (newsflash, Walter Cronkite, they’ve been playing together since middle school). Exploring funkier, dronier tonalities and writing about more than simple matters of the heart, Quartet takes The She’s to a different place. Special love to “Heartache” and “Lie Again.” What’s next? Find out on February 27th, when they’re playing The Independent with Albert Hammond Jr as part of Noise Pop. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor